Today we met up with Matt from My Pennines for a walk up to Mallowdale Pike, from High Salter.
There was a fair bit of low cloud around but the forecast was for it to clear. It held out whilst we made a detour to an unnamed tarn east of Mallowdale Pike. We have decided to name this simply Mallowdale Tarn.
We made our way up Mallowdale Pike along a line of grouse butts. The weather got progressively worse and by the time we were at Mallowdale Pike Memorial we could barely see where we were going. A stark reminder to be fully equipped, especially with a map and compass.
Even the land owner from High Salter stopped us on a shooter’s track because he had lost someone. We wondered if we might be seeing a search helicopter but a while later he drove back to us to let us know he had found him.
We made our way over the River Roeburn and joined Salter Road. Here we made a slight detour to Hawkshead and then walked back along Salter Road to High Salter.
The Salter Fell track, which was a Roman road, was apparently described by Wainwright as ‘the finest moorland walk in Britain’.
|Low Point||About 200 metres|
|High Point||433 metres (Mallowdale Pike top)|
|Bogs||Quite boggy in some places|
|Dogs||No dog with me but think it’s ok for dogs (on leads)|
|Estimated Calories burned||750 calories|
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